Deaf in Japan





Largest Religion

Main Language


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Introduction / History

In Japan, the value placed on Sign Language has only lately been increasing. The older Deaf here are often separated from the younger Deaf.

Japanese Sign Language is used in secondary and high schools but not in primary schools.

Deaf schools are looked on as not being academic and so the younger Deaf have been going to hearing institutions. Many of them avoid joining Deaf groups and some are now going back to Deaf schools where they feel more at home.

The Japanese Deaf do not like video phone calls as they do not like their homes being seen.

Prayer Points

* Pray for some of the teachers of the Deaf in Japan to be Christians and lead the Deaf here to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the Deaf are and feel valued in Japan and let them know that they are valued by Jesus Christ.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Deaf
People Name in Country Deaf
Population in Japan 0
World Population Unknown
Countries 216
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Deaf
People Cluster Deaf
People Name General Deaf
Ethnic Code
People ID 19007

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Japanese Sign Language
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Japanese Sign Language
For Primary Language: Japanese Sign Language

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Door International Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Japanese Sign Language Film / Video
Primary Religion: Buddhism

Major Religion Percent
70.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
1.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
5.00 %
Other / Small
24.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
18.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
27.0 %
29.0 %
Roman Catholic
26.0 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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